bathroom portugal renovation

Room with a view

New bathroom. Renovation of an old manor house. Portugal

Work has been continuing on the bathroom and John has now installed the new sink unit, it looks great but we realise just how crooked the house is.

new sink unit in a crooked house

The tiles looked perfectly straight with the old mirror and sink unit. But as you can see here, the floor is not straight with this unit.

To make matters worse the unit came ready assembled with non adjustable feet.

We decide we can cope with the crookedness without feeling too sea sick until we buy new feet.

We continue with the decorating and the room is actually starting to look quite good.

Bathroom, Renovation of an old manor house, Portugal

New bathroom. Renovation of an old manor house. Portugal

 

New bathroom. Renovation of an old manor house. Portugal

New bathroom. Renovation of an old manor house. Portugal

There are 2 windows in the bathroom, both with shutters, both of these windows are internal, one opens into the living room, not a problem as long as the shutters are kept closed, but when they are open this is the view from the bathroom.

New bathroom. Renovation of an old manor house. Portugal

But the side window is the one that takes you by surprise, I had missed it completely when we were viewing but John had noticed it.

The property at the side of our house now goes past the back of the house,

Have you worked it out yet?

When we open the shutter, there is a brick wall there!

I have no idea how I missed this, but I did. As next door was extended either the person who owned our property at the time had no problem, or the property had been left empty and decaying.

New bathroom. Renovation of an old manor house. Portugal

New bathroom. Renovation of an old manor house. Portugal

We laugh, what else can you do? And decide we are going to keep the window recess and frame and at some point put a mirror in place.

There is always a silver lining, plus we are heading over to see family and friends tomorrow for Christmas (the blog may not always be up to date)

Top tips

  • Open all windows and shutters when viewing a property
  • DonΒ΄t assume there is a window just because there should be
  • In an old house you are very unlikey to have square walls and floor, adapt your units to suit your property
  • Always look on the funny side, it makes life easier
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4 comments on “Room with a view

  1. Brilliant, that’s Portugal for you 😊😊😊

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  2. I have a Quinta in Madeira, and just had a new kitchen fitted, not a single wall or floor in my house is level….so it was a case of (for the area where there used to be a huge fire place, that now houses my dishwasher and america fridge freezer) that had to chap at one side to level it up so that when the tiles went on it looked square….and was, after they rendered the bits they took out to make it that way….with you sink, make sure it is level, the draw your plumb line below the sink area and tile over the tiles you have…..if you adjust the feet and your floor isn’t level and you are doing that to match the existing tile, you will have lopsided water in the bowl!

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